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04-09-2010 05:04 PM  8 years agoPost 1
zackesch

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After countless hours of radio research of looking at jr 9202, futaba 10c, 8fg, aurora 9 and the airtronics sd-10g.

I feel that the airtronics has the best bang for the buck. What are some of your thoughts on the SD-10G?

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04-11-2010 02:58 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Damper

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Selecting the airtronics is an excellant choice. I would buy one.

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04-11-2010 03:04 AM  8 years agoPost 3
LDR

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Buy it and dont look back.

Thats gonna require parts!!!

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04-11-2010 04:25 AM  8 years agoPost 4
csc

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I just purchased one and so far, love it. Nice radio!

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04-11-2010 04:37 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Rustynail

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Grand Junction

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SD-10g
I have had one for about a month and a half and really like it. My only gripe is that it's a little thick but I adjusted to it quick and never looked back.

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04-11-2010 05:29 PM  8 years agoPost 6
JeepCJ

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Pennellville NY (Syracuse Heli Group)

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I have had mine since last year. Very powerful, easy to use, love it! Only issues I have are, the battery does not last long (at least mine) I replaced it with a 2500mah 2S lipo that lasts forever.
And I wish the throttle stops would become available soon.

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04-11-2010 06:12 PM  8 years agoPost 7
csc

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I replaced my OEM battery with a 2s lipo also, even though my OEM battery worked fine. Just like the duration the 2600mah lipo gives.

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04-11-2010 07:24 PM  8 years agoPost 8
synodontis

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United Kingdom

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I would have bought the SD-10G if it were 2048 resolution, since it's only 1024 I'm not interested.

If I go to non tray I'll get the 8FG which represents spectacular value for money (since most of the software development seems to have come from the 14MZ).

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04-12-2010 01:51 AM  8 years agoPost 9
GimbalFan (RIP)

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What are some of your thoughts on the SD-10G?
Most satisfying RC aircraft radio I've ever owned. Fastest too. My Stylus has been gathering dust except for FPV use.
I would have bought the SD-10G if it were 2048 resolution, since it's only 1024 I'm not interested.
With all due respect to Synodontis, radio resolution much above even 512 steps is pretty much a non-issue. All but probably less than ½ % of humans simply cannot discern stick movements any smaller. More important for a solid, connected tx-to-model feeling is a very low stick-to-servo latency, which nearly all recently-designed radios including the SD-10G are achieving -- with the SD-10G presently at the top of The Big List by a small margin.

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04-12-2010 02:03 AM  8 years agoPost 10
synodontis

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as I said before, it's definitely not a non issue if you want to fine grain CCPM steps for the servos to move to. I can take 1024 on my mechanical mixing helis - I just won't have it for CCPM. The likes of the BLS 252 feels better with 2048 steps, my old PCM 10X's CCPM (1024 steps) is nowhere near as smooth and nice as my Futaba's 2048 steps, it was a major change in feel that I felt immediately in the air.

Looks like the 8FG for me then!

Oh, and I did have go at the SD-10G, it's very light, has a nice layout and feel, if only it were 2048 and had a bigger screen.

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04-13-2010 05:31 AM  8 years agoPost 11
CustomPC

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Sydney, NSW - Australia

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I own both radios and like both for different reasons.

The SD-10G is definitely more flexible and more capable. It's also bigger and heavier than the 8FG but is very comfortable to hold. If you think the SD-10G is light then you're going to love the 8FG. The let down with the SD-10G for me is the switches. There's just too many of them and they're all 3 position and don't feel very solid. I've snapped one off when i snagged it with some clothing. I also wish there was some 2-position spring loaded switches at the back corners on the SD-10G.

I can honestly say that the SD-10G is faster and feels more connected despite the perceived drawback of only have 1024 resolution.

The 8FG is lighter, smaller and very flexible. There are less switches and a more practical layout. I got it for my 8 and 10 year-old kids to use as it fits their hands very well.
It's a great radio and there is not much that i don't like about it.
The menu can be a bit clumsy to move around in. The timers are not very flexible and that's probably the only criticisms i have so far.

Having said all that, if i was forced to have just one i would stick to the ATX.

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04-13-2010 05:38 AM  8 years agoPost 12
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Big Coppitt Key, FL

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The let down with the SD-10G for me is the switches. There's just too many of them and they're all 3 position and don't feel very solid.
I'd bet you could swap out a few switches for types more useful to you without much difficulty. The software doesn't care what switch types are used.

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04-13-2010 05:52 AM  8 years agoPost 13
TMoore

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Cookeville, TN

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When the radio was first conceived and laid out, the goal was to be able to control all of the functions that the radio is capable of. There are a lot of things that the radio can do and just having a mix of 2 pos switches with a few 3 pos switches wasn't going to get it. What good are triple rates if you don't have the switch capacity to operate them? I have no need for triple rates but I can tell you when you are testing gyros and governors, the ability to have 3 gains and 3 speeds is greatly appreciated as you are working through the performance issues with those products.

The decision was made to use 3 pos switches. My radios have been customized with a couple more switches and one extra knob than standard. The good news is that you don't have to use all of the switches, just the ones you need. This also helps production costs because the same radio can be used for Sailplane, Pattern and Heli operation as desired.

It wasn't a perfect decision but the only practical one at the time. The radios get better with every new shipment that arrives in the US. The good news is that if you need a custom switch layout, Airtronics can in most instances accommodate you before or after you get your radio. It is very easy to change out switches yourself.

TM

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